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7th January 2021 // 0 Comments

Beginner Cupcake Baking Essentials!

Beginnger cupcake essentials by Juniper Cakery

In 2020 lots of people picked up some new hobbies. We’re predicting that 2021 is going to be just the same. So we thought it’d be handy to put together a post listing some of the tools we can’t bake without. They’re also perfect for beginners. When people get really into a hobby they generally end up buying eevvverything to do with it. Then 5 months down the line they realise how much stuff they never even used! Our list includes the basics that are super useful. No crazy gadgets or odd contraptions… we’ve tried them all.

Cupcake baking tools for beginners!

1 Cupcake baking pan in rose gold

A good cupcake baking pan is definitely a must-have. It pretty much goes without saying that it’s going to keep your cupcakes in shape and mess free! This 12 cavity pan is also in the chicest shade of rose gold. Perfect for the on-trend baker. They’re also easy to clean and store away ready for your next tasty batch!

2 Cupcake cases

This handy set of pink and burgundy cupcake cases are so great. A lot of liners end up see through or flimsy once baked with. These keep the shape of the cupcake incredibly well and they’re a little larger than most (who is going to complain about more cake right?). You can also nab them in a range of cool colours.

3 Ice cream scoop

You wouldn’t think that ice cream scoops would be an essential when it comes to whipping up perfect cupcakes. They’re perfect for filling up cases with batter minus the mess. You’ll also get a more even separation of batter between liners too. This set includes three different sizes… great for baking up mini cupcakes. We’ve linked the set that we use, but if you’re looking around make sure to opt for the one with a release! That’s going to help push the batter out into your cases.

Beginner cupcake baking essentials!

4 Kitchen timer

A kitchen or oven timer is one of those essential purchases that a lot of people forget about. So… it helps to pick out a fun novelty design like this pink strawberry. Using one is easy just twist to the minutes you need and set aside to wait for the alarm. For the baker in your life this is going to also make the cutest little gift in a hamper.

5 Cupcake piping tips

We get asked all the time what tips we use for our cupcakes. Ateco is our go-to cupcake nozzle brand. Their tips are larger than most so no straggly looking swirls on top of cupcakes. These three are possibly our most used. An 809 plain round is perfect for a simple modern look. The 869 or pastry tip adds a cool texture. For a bolder linear look try the Ateco 828!

6 Sprinkles

Sprinkles are always a super fun and quick way to add the final touch to your cupcakes. Simply swirl your finished cupcakes with buttercream and add on top. They’re also perfect on top of cakes or as a little added texture with a fun fondant topper.

5th November 2020 // 0 Comments

Our Fun & Festive Christmas Cupcake Ideas!

Christmas Pudding cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery




Need some Christmas cupcake ideas? Well, the festive months are coming! Perfect for some cute projects. Also, with a second nation-wide lockdown (in the U.K.) under way here’s a fun Christmas tutorial round-up to keep you going! From Christmas Puddings to shimmering snowmen there’s bound to be something cute to create!

 

Funny Christmas pudding cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Christmas Pudding Cupcake Tutorial!

The first of our Christmas cupcake ideas? This cheeky Christmas Pudding cupcake! You can opt to change the colours around to git in with your party theme. More traditional? Swap the pink berries for red! Why not cut a few steps out and top with a festive pick instead?

 

Festive Christmas tree cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Festive Christmas Tree Cupcake Tutorial!

This is one super stylish Christmas tree cupcake. Keep it chic and modern for the holiday season and check out our tutorial. You can also decorate the tree with fun festive sprinkles too.

 

Learn how to make a gingerbread character form fondant

Gingerbread Character Tutorial!

Say hello to our adorable gingerbread character. Click the link to find out how you can re-create this little cutie yourself. We LOVE the golden buttons and rosy cheeks on this fondant topper. Here’s a cute idea… why not flavour the fondant or modelling past beforehand with some cool gingerbread flavouring!

 

How to make a fondant reindeer for cakes

Reindeer Christmas Cupcake Idea!

Our sweet little reindeer is perfect for anyone looking for a fun Christmas cupcake tutorial. You can even add different bows or change colours to make it unique. Why not create one for each dinner place setting and add names to cupcake itself?

 

How to craft a snowman character

Fondant Snowman Cupcake Tutorial!

Finally, one of our latest Christmas cupcake ideas is this fancy snowman. Decked with a dapper top hat and a preened pink moustache he’s ready for party season. For the top of the iced cupcake you can even imprint sweet patterns with these fun rolling pins!

26th October 2020 // 0 Comments

Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!

Creepy fondant spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery




If you follow us on Instagram, or you’re familiar with our blog, you’ll have noticed that we’re crazy for Halloween. From cute little ghouls to creepy crawlies we love it! With lots of us set to celebrate in lockdown we thought it would be fun to take you though a run down of some of our favourite spooky treats we’ve made over the years. Keep reading for our Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!

Super creepy edible spider tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Creepy fondant spider tutorial!

These realistic creepy crawlies were, and still are, a big hit! As you’ll see from the rest of this round-up we love cute halloween sweets but there’s just something about their glistening round bodies and life-like legs we can’t get enough of. They’re super easy too, follow the link above to give them a go yourself, but remember – they’re not real!



Happy and cute ghost cookie tutorial for Halloween

Easy ghost cookies tutorial!

Chubby bodies, tiny arms and adorable faces! Who wouldn’t love these sweet ghouls? We make a lot of cookies but Halloween really gets our creativity going with endless adorable motifs for inspiration.

Easy Halloween cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Trick or Treat cupcake topper tutorial!

Who doesn’t love a Jack O-Lantern stuffed with Halloween candy?! This miniature take on the classic Halloween trope is perfect to adorn cupcakes, and cakes with. Obviously it had to have sprinkles as the candy.

Adorable fondant bat perfect for Halloween cakes and cupcakes

Fondant bat Halloween tutorial!

We’re a sucker (get it?) for this little bat! It’s definitely a firm favourite of ours and will be found on Instagram and Facebook every year once October hits. The little sideways smile and tiny (non-threatening) vampire teeth are just simply adorable.

Tutorial for fun Halloween candy eyes

How to make edible eyes!

This simple tutorial is essential if you love cute over creepy! They can be added to monster cupcakes, ghoulish fondant characters and even macarons as seen above. They’re so simple and effective!

Cool spider cake pop tutorial

Spider cake pop Halloween tutorial!

The second spider entry on this list, though maybe not as scary? These cake pops with candy legs, goggly eyes and sweet little smiles are perfect for kids’ (and big kids) get togethers.

There you have it, our favourite Halloween tutorial round-up just and each one ghoulishly good fun! Which will you make first?